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  • Agriculture: A way BGR sows seeds of God’s love

    September 6 2018 by Casey Watson, Baptist Global Response | with 0 comments
    Agriculture: A way BGR sows seeds of God’s love

    The light was soft as Monica* weeded her garden on a community farm in South Sudan. A picture from that day shows her sitting quietly among other garden plots, her legs folded demurely under her thin body. A long scarf is tied around her head for protection from the blazing African sun.

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  • University of Iowa sued again over religious liberty

    August 9 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    University of Iowa sued again over religious liberty

    For the second time in less than a year, a Christian student group has sued the University of Iowa to protect its right to select leaders who hold traditional Christian beliefs. The InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship filed a lawsuit in federal court Aug. 6 after the university revoked the fellowship’s status as an official student organization …

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  • Runners raise $6,000 for hungry during SBC

    June 21 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Runners raise $6,000 for hungry during SBC

    More than 200 Southern Baptists raised beyond $6,000 to feed the hungry by participating in the Global Hunger Relief (GHR) Run June 13 during the 2018 meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through the registration fees paid by the runners, the second GHR Run – which began at 6:30 a.m. on the second day of the …

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  • Fed’s decision to raise rates addressed

    December 18 2015 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    Fed’s decision to raise rates addressed

    The Federal Open Market Committee’s announcement Dec. 16 of an incremental increase in the target Fed Funds rate and potential gradual increases should mean little for long-term investors, such as those investing for retirement, according to analysts for GuideStone Financial Resources, the financial services arm of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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  • Online-designed T-shirts boost charitable causes

    September 29 2015 by Aaron Earls, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Online-designed T-shirts boost charitable causes

    Using a new service named LifeWay Shares, Kristi Parker raised more than $1,700 to provide financial assistance for her cousin. LifeWay Shares uses custom-designed T-shirts to garner both donations and attention to a cause. The only thing fundraisers need to do is promote their individual online site ...

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  • 3 states defund Planned Parenthood in wake of videos

    August 11 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    3 states defund Planned Parenthood in wake of videos

    Three states have acted swiftly to accomplish what the U.S. Senate could not – defund Planned Parenthood. Alabama, Louisiana and New Hampshire all have eliminated funding for the country’s leading abortion provider after the release of videos providing evidence Planned Parenthood trades in baby body parts.

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  • Penalized cake bakers garner faith-based funding

    July 29 2015 by Sarah Padbury, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Penalized cake bakers garner faith-based funding

    In April, the crowdfunding site GoFundMe halted a campaign raising money for Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham, Ore. Friends opened a new campaign using Continue to Give, a faith-based giving platform, with the goal of raising $150,000. The campaign has raised nearly $400,000 …

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  • GuideStone honored with Lipper Fund awards

    April 7 2015 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone | with 0 comments
    GuideStone honored with Lipper Fund awards

    Lipper Fund Awards has honored GuideStone Financial Resources for the fourth consecutive year, recognizing the Southern Baptist entity’s Extended-Duration Bond Fund in two categories of excellence. This marks the fifth and sixth Lipper trophies for GuideStone Funds in the past four years.

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  • Court upholds inmate’s religious liberty

    January 21 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Court upholds inmate’s religious liberty

    The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously delivered a victory for the religious liberty of prison inmates Jan. 20. The justices ruled the Arkansas Department of Corrections violated the religious free exercise of a Muslim prisoner by prohibiting him from growing a beard in order to practice his beliefs.

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  • BCH launches multi-million dollar capital campaign

    June 17 2014 by BCH Communications | with 0 comments
    BCH launches multi-million dollar capital campaign

    Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH) is taking steps to make sure North Carolina children and families can depend on the 128-year-old statewide organization well into the future. BCH publicly launched a multi-million dollar capital campaign during a kick-off event held June 10 at its oldest campus, Mills Home in Thomasville.

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  • New hunger campaign launching in Baltimore

    May 1 2014 by Mark Kelly, BGR/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    New hunger campaign launching in Baltimore

    Southern Baptist World Hunger Fund national partners will launch a new initiative during the June 10-11 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting that will continue the SBC’s unique “dollar in, dollar out” approach in the battle against hunger across North America and overseas.
     

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  • Grants to help seminarians with key issues

    January 16 2014 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Grants to help seminarians with key issues

    Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary received grants to train students in real-world issues that pastors face, such as applying theology to the workplace and the economy and reducing student debt.

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  • Facebook fundraising scams target Christians

    August 13 2013 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Facebook fundraising scams target Christians

    Rick Warren is among the latest Christian leaders targeted by phony Facebook pages using his name to bilk money from supporters.

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  • GuideStone announces 3 new funds

    July 24 2013 by Shelly Moon, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    GuideStone Funds has announced the addition of three new funds to its lineup: the Real Assets Fund, Flexible Income Fund and Global Natural Resources Equity Fund.

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  • GuideStone garners another Lipper award

    March 20 2013 by Roy Hayhurst, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    For the second year in a row, GuideStone Financial Resources has been recognized in the Lipper Fund Awards, with the MyDestination 2025 Fund being named Best Fund Over Three Years among Mixed-Asset Target 2025 Funds.

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